Paul Hodges III is a member of Verge.io’s board of directors.

Mr. Hodges has a 35 year track record as a successful entrepreneur.  He is a Principal and Senior Advisor of Riverstone Investments.  He is a founding investor and board member of Helix Technologies, LLC.

Prior to that Mr. Hodges served as a principal of Netarx, a managed services organization, which tripled in valuation after he joined the company in 2010.  Earlier, Mr. Hodges co-founded and was CEO of Codespear, a developer of broadcast alert and interoperable communications software which he later sold Federal Signal.  In 2007 he was a founding member Chemical Financial Corporation, now TCF Bank, a $20 billion bank holding company for which he was a director and chair of the IT Committee.  Other companies he has founded include Logicalis, which he grew to over $300M revenue and subsequently sold to Datatech, an international IT and managed services provider.  He was also a founder and director of the marketing and advertising agencies ePrize and Alteris Group.  Mr. Hodges served as a director of the Michigan Strategic Fund from 2007 through 2012 per an appointment by the Governor.

Mr. Hodges studied computer engineering at Lawrence Technological University.